Overview Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN ID-fe3bdac2-b189-415e-ad3b-69b0b287645d The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999, making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN. Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand Brunei Darussalam Viet Nam Lao PDR Myanmar Cambodia ASEAN Chair According to Article 31 of the ASEAN Charter, the Chairmanship of ASEAN shall rotate annually, based on the alphabetical order of the English names of Member States. A Member State assuming the Chairmanship shall chair the ASEAN Summit and related summits, the ASEAN Coordinating Council, the three ASEAN Community Councils, relevant ASEAN Sectoral Ministerial Bodies and senior officials, and the Committee of Permanent Representatives. Myanmar is the Chair of ASEAN for 2014 and the theme of its ASEAN Chairmanship is "Moving Forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community." For more information on Myanmar's chairmanship: http://asean2014.gov.mm/ ASEAN Secretariat The ASEAN Secretariat was set up in February 1976 by the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN. It was then housed at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in Jakarta. The existing ASEAN Secretariat at 70A Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta, was established and officiated in 1981 by the then President of Indonesia, H.E. Soeharto. The ASEAN Secretariat's basic function is to provide for greater efficiency in the coordination of ASEAN organs and for more effective implementation of ASEAN projects and activities. The ASEAN Secretariat's vision is that by 2015, it will be the nerve centre of a strong and confident ASEAN Community that is globally respected for acting in full compliance with its Charter and in the best interest of its people. The ASEAN Secretariat's mission is to initiate, facilitate and coordinate ASEAN stakeholder collaboration in realising the purposes and principles of ASEAN as reflected in the ASEAN Charter. H.E. Le Luong Minh Secretary-General of ASEAN -- The Secretary-General of ASEAN is appointed by the ASEAN Summit for a non-renewable term of office of five years, selected from among nationals of the ASEAN Member States based on alphabetical rotation. The Secretary-General of ASEAN 2013 -2017 is H.E. Le Luong Minh from Viet Nam. H.E. Nyan Lynn Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political Security Community -- The DSG APSC supports SG in implementing the APSC Blueprint and strengthening relations with ASEAN Dialogue Partners and the international community... (date of commencement: 15 February 2012). H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community -- The DSG AEC assists SG in supporting the realisation of the AEC by 2015. He oversees the implementation of the AEC Blueprint towards the establishment of a Single Market and Production Base, a competitive economic region characterised by equitable development, and a region that is fully plugged into the global economy... (date of commencement: 10 April 2012). H.E. Alicia Dela Rosa Bala Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community The DSG ASCC supports SG in implementing the ASCC Blueprint. He oversees the implementation of projects under ASCC that focus on forging a common identity and building a caring and sharing society which is inclusive and where the well-being, livelihood and welfare of the peoples are enhanced... (date of commencement: 8 September 2012). H.E. Dr. AKP Mochtan Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs -- The DSG CCA assists SG and is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance on research, public affairs and outreach programmes for the ASEAN Community. He is also responsible for the implementation of corporate support functions, including core corporate services and ensuring clear prioritisation and alignment to overall policy objectives. The DSG CCA will ensure that ASEAN Secretariat has in place the systems, procedures and resources required to fulfil its mandate... (date of commencement: 16 August 2013). ... one vision ... one identity ... one community ID-a3129f5c-4b9a-4872-850f-837ee037ab55 03a1955a-ac74-45c9-b66f-2136737a9751 Mutual Respect Mutual respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality, territorial integrity, and national identity of all nations Independence Sovereignty Equality Territorial Integrity National Identity National Existence The right of every State to lead its national existence free from external interference, subversion or coercion Non-Interference Non-interference in the internal affairs of one another Peaceful Dispute Resolution Settlement of differences or disputes by peaceful manner Nonviolence Renunciation of the threat or use of force Cooperation Effective cooperation among themselves Growth, Progress & Development Accelerate the economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region through joint endeavours in the spirit of equality and partnership in order to strengthen the foundation for a prosperous and peaceful community of Southeast Asian Nations ID-ad1e0a9c-4a33-4840-bac1-9f6ab3219c2e 1 cbb3008a-8858-4802-bd59-d0752a72520a 21377ae9-9f0a-4fc8-8f57-79d9663e93f5 Peace & Stability Promote regional peace and stability through abiding respect for justice and the rule of law in the relationship among countries of the region and adherence to the principles of the United Nations Charter ID-0cef0d2e-602f-43cd-aaa6-e9523dd360f2 2 521bf4a6-3aaf-4984-81f0-1d5d7ad2c744 beec30b4-28a5-4ffa-9c5a-f2362e9c5a0c Collaboration & Assistance Promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matters of common interest in the economic, social, cultural, technical, scientific and administrative fields ID-b82dcb53-289d-4b10-9bc0-00796a937e78 3 8fd16fc2-8b82-4dfd-a18f-61cfcbc230fb 4e1c8119-de7a-492a-8191-abd46c31d54d Training & Research Provide assistance to each other in the form of training and research facilities in the educational, professional, technical and administrative spheres ID-834c70c9-942e-4080-b532-7244dd1584a1 4 4612d922-4aaa-4361-ad45-63ddcbca81f2 031d5164-26c4-43cd-8d52-ab662edf9888 Agriculuture, Industry & Trade Collaborate more effectively for the greater utilisation of their agriculture and industries, the expansion of their trade, including the study of the problems of international commodity trade, the improvement of their transportation and communications facilities and the raising of the living standards of their peoples ID-111facf0-214a-4c26-bb5f-b3f892dcdd60 5 cba1158f-fc7d-4010-b1b5-b73b98c6b4d1 ff018216-1764-4851-b2e5-90aa0c203de8 Southeast Asian Studies Promote Southeast Asian studies ID-8f580ce1-4019-46e4-909c-23cf3ded616f 6 f99193c9-3d1b-4e47-9ecc-a5668a942b90 af230c72-b33a-48d4-a31d-83d4b3c01c41 Cooperation Maintain close and beneficial cooperation with existing international and regional organisations with similar aims and purposes, and explore all avenues for even closer cooperation among themselves ID-fad4367d-3244-4cd4-b760-7a53f76b0966 7 International Organisations Regional Organisations d58e39b2-cfd9-453b-ad38-781de42e8aca e079b41b-85eb-49f2-ac59-8ca65bdd6402 2014-01-23 http://www.asean.org/asean/about-asean/overview Submit error.